Development of course modules for multidisciplinary STEM education

Andreas Spanias, Mahesh K. Banavar, Henry Braun, Photini Spanias, Yongpeng Zhang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Traditional STEM education models in electrical engineering and computer science rely on structured classes, laboratories, and textbooks to transfer key concepts. Even though this process meets most of the ABET objectives, it does not respond well to current workforce needs that require widely accessible programs that will provide a large pool of graduates with STEM backgrounds, analytical and programming skills, critical thinking, and leadership abilities. In this work in progress paper, we describe our efforts to motivate students to pursue studies in STEM areas. We accomplish this by creating and disseminating modules that demonstrate how math and engineering theory enable modern applications such as those embedded in wireless devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016
Subtitle of host publicationThe Crossroads of Engineering and Business
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017904
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016 - Erie, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2016Oct 15 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Mobile learning
  • Online learning
  • STEM Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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